Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, or as his friends call him, Mike Fuckabee, apparently thinks that being gay is something like a bad habit, sort of like cursing, or throwing back a few cocktails. 

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning, Huckabee said that asking Christians to go along with gay marriage is  "like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli."

The conservative Republican former governor is strongly anti-gay marriage, but said he has gay friends. Note: Whenever you have to defend yourself by saying you have (insert minority group here) friends, you're already messing up.

Then he went on to make a confusing comparison:

"People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don't shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view," Huckabee told CNN's Dana Bash, while deflecting a question about whether he believes being gay is a choice.

"I don't drink alcohol, but gosh -- a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don't use profanity, but believe me, I've got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera -- it's not my cup of tea," Huckabee said.

Here's a question: if he's anti-gay marriage, does that mean Huckabee thinks alcohol and profanity should be illegal too?


[Via Buzzfeed]